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B.C. is heading for another record year for fentanyl overdose deaths. Despite making Naloxone antidote kits widely available, the death rate is up 88 per cent over last year, which was also a record year.
Last year, according to figures available online, B.C. had 935 deaths from drug overdoses. This year, the province had 780 deaths by the end of June. If the rate continues, the province will hit 1400 deaths by the end of the year.
But in the welter of data, I find two facts interesting.
Excluding fentanyl-related deaths, the overdose rate has held more or less constant, below 300 a year.
And there has been not one overdose death at a supervised injection site. Not one.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: addiction, Nalozone, heroin, overdoses, antidote